choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7

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Re: choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7
In reply to Arn, Feb 5, 2014

To start with I have an X100, loved it from the start and still do today.

I decided to get rid of Canon 5D2 & lenses for weight saving, etc.

I was all set on the X-E2, and I am sure it would have equalled or even slightly surpassed the 5D2 in IQ for my shooting, but when I tried it out I just didn't like it. I particularly hated the EVF. I was quite upset because I expected to love it.

I tried the OMD-EM1, and that was impressive in every way except sensor size, and although with the great lenses it would have got very close to or equalled my Canon gear I wasn't totally convinced.

Finally I chose the A7R because it already had the two most important lenses for me: a compact 35 and a short tele for portraits (55 f1.8 is more than enough tele for me).

The main reason behind this was that I do sometimes like (need) to make very large prints. And although I don't really love the camera's ergonomics I find it quite pleasant to use and contrary to expectations pretty well set up out of the box. IQ wjith the A7R and Zeiss lenses has not disappointed at all, quite the opposite - it's been everything I hoped for, a huge step up from my Canon gear.

If the X-T1 had been available on the day I went to buy the X-E2 I would almost certainly have switched to Fujifilm totally and never have gone down the Sony route. If I could have a do-over knowing what I know now, and looking at the prints I'm getting, I think the A7R would still be my choice.

I wasn't tempted at all by the A7, I would rather have gone for the X-Pro1, and certainly now the X-T1.

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